About Dr. Hanks

John Hanks, D.C.Dr. John W. Hanks grew up in Illinois and graduated in 1970 from Bradley University with a major in psychology. With the influence of his father and older brother, both chiropractors, he entered the National College of Chiropractic in Chicago, graduating in 1974. Dr. Hanks has been in private practice since that time, first in New Mexico for one year, and then in Denver since 1975. He is board certified in chiropractic orthopedics, and in 1997, finished a master’s degree in healthcare systems from the University of Denver. He has served on the postgraduate faculty of four chiropractic colleges. Presently, he is the senior chiropractic consultant to Kaiser Permanente. Dr. Hanks is certified in acupuncture as an adjunct to chiropractic practice. He has a strong interest in clinical nutrition and all forms of orthopedic disorders, especially spinal. His interests include writing, as a columnist for Dynamic Chiropractic Magazine, gardening, judging BBQ contests, and playing with his eight grandchildren.

John Hanks Colorado Chiropractor and family


My close friend, classmate and developer/inventor of kinesiotaping method and tape.  (The colored tape you see on athletes at times.)  He has started an international movement.

Dr. Kenso Kase with John HanksCERTIFICATIONS:

  • Certification of Advanced Study in Managed Care, University of Denver
  • Fellow, International Academy of Clinical Acupuncture (FIACA) 
  • Fellow, Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists (FACO) 
  • Diplomate, American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists (DABCO)
  • Certification in Utilization Review, Logan College of Chiropractic 
  • Certification as Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP)
  • Certified Kinesiotaping Instructor


  • Managing Editor and contributor, The Colorado Chiropractor, journal of the Colorado Chiropractic Association 1978-87
  • Colorado Chiropractic Health Providers, PPO Board of Directors 1987-95
  • Chiropractic member, Utilization Task Force, Division of Worker’s Compensation, Colorado 1991-96
  • Member, Prudential HMO Advisory Board for Quality Improvement 1994-96
  • Member, Presidential Advisory Committee, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic 1995
  • ChiroQualNet IPA, vice-president 1996-1999
  • Capstone Chiropractic Network, Board of Directors 1999-2001
  • Advisory Panel and contributor, Arro’s Chiropractic Managed Care Journal 1996-98
  • Vice-president, North American Federation of Chiropractic Networks 1999-2004
  • Sloan’s Lake MCO Medical Management Committee 1999-2004
  • Pacificare HMO Credentialing Committee 2000-2002
  • Kinesio USA, Board of Advisors 2001-2006
  • Sloan’s Lake MCO Pain Management Committee 2003